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$15 Minimum Wage Increase: Will It Happen?

By Bill Fay | February 10, 2021

Biden wants the minimum wage – currently set at $7.25 an hour – to jump to $15 an hour by 2025. The increases would be phased in at approximately $1.75…

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What It Means to be Furloughed

By Maureen Milliken | May 8, 2020

The number of people losing their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to skyrocket at a record pace. Part of that number are those who are on “temporary layoff,”…

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Paying Your Debts While Unemployed

By Bill Fay | December 26, 2017

When you are unemployed, your life changes radically – professionally, psychologically and financially. Bills you paid regularly every month continue to come in, but your income has been severely compromised.…

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Working for Free Is a Valuable Option to Unemployment

By Cecillia Barr | June 13, 2013

Finding a job isn’t easy these days. We all know that. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the unemployment rate for May was 7.6 percent — a figure virtually unchanged…

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Women Rise as Primary Breadwinners, Some Still Face Challenges

By Alanna Ritchie | May 30, 2013

College-educated women are catching up with men in the workforce, but many other women, especially single mothers, are facing great financial challenges, a new report shows. The Pew Research Center…

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Some Employers Believe a Poor Credit Score Indicates Poor Work Habits

By Bill Fay | April 3, 2013

Looking for a job isn’t fun, even in the best of times. It’s a lot worse in the worst of times — times like these. While the national unemployment rate…

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Congressional Republicans Balk at Raising Minimum Wage

By Bill Fay | February 20, 2013

In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama proposed raising the federal minimum wage from its current $7.25 an hour, a level where it has been stuck for…

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Searching for a Job

By Bill Fay | February 11, 2013

With the advent of social media and an increasingly digital society, job hunting today isn’t just about writing cover letters and filing out the usual template-style resumes. Modern-day job hunting…

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21st Century Job Market

By Bill Fay | January 21, 2013

Society is constantly changing, and the professional world has been forced to adapt with it in order to keep up. Improvements in technology, changes in everyday interactions and rising living…

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Minimum Wage

By Bill Fay | January 5, 2013

The federal minimum wage is the lowest hourly wage an employer can legally pay, with some exceptions. Nearly 1.6 million Americans, 1.9% of hourly workers, make the federal minimum wage…